We are pleased to announce the 2020 Poems in Translation Contest produced by Words Without Borders—the digital magazine for international literature and a content partner of the Academy—to spotlight groundbreaking work by poets and translators around the world. The four winning translated poems will be co-published in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, and in Words Without Borders throughout September, which is National Translation Month.

The contest is open to submissions of contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. The winning poems will be selected by Pushcart Prize-winning poet David Tomas Martinez, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each. 

Submissions will be accepted from April 9, 2020, through midnight June 1, 2020. For contest guidelines and to submit, please visit: https://bit.ly/2W7Au1X.

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